Sheep Story Concepts

Alicia wrote the cutest little story for her English assignment that she is now storyboarding up to make into a little kids book as the next step. Her story is about Sheep 22 which is one of the…


Game Engine Update

Game engines are now able to deliver some truly cinematic quality and draw us into the worlds they create. We will doubtless look back at these games and think the worlds looked completely lame, but…


MOOCiness

The hype and excitement around MOOCs in education is fascinating to watch (esp from the inside). The disruption that this type of education is set to bring to tertiary level education is very marked.…


Maiden Simplicity

After the long post looking at theme in gaming one of the realisations I have had is around game complexity. One of the benefits that a strong theme can bring to a game (along with other benefits of…


Peripheral Gadgetry

With Kickstarter doing a great job of bringing groovy technologies to life I thought I might mention a few pieces of cool tech that has piqued interest for me or those around me. Oculus Rift With…


Continuous Worker Placement

First up a few more concept sketches of monsters and maidens for the Loch Maiden game direct from my Galaxy Note 8. Now, lets see if I can explain quickly the concept of Continuous Worker…


Tabletop Theming

Theme on the tabletop has been the topic of discussion for me over the last few days and it is an interesting element that seems to be more complex than I first thought. Lets start with a quick look…


Monster Pieces

When I last set about remaking the Monster model it was with a sturdy eye on being able to rig it for animation and use in things like CryEngine. So the geometry was neater and the flow of the shape…


Mechanics, Mood and Paralysis

Here are a few more concept sketches for the monsters (Galaxy Note 8 using Sketchbook Pro) before we dive into mechanics and design etc. I have been working through a suite of specific little…


Angelstorm Pencil Art

Hmmm, this post isnt so much about digital art as perhaps a post on this blog might intend to be. While the mighty Allan (Angelstorm) does bring a computer into things here and there he is…


Sketch and Gamey Reference Sites

Here is last nights Loch Maiden sketch (Sketchbook Pro on the Galaxy Note 8), I like his grittier feel. Now, for reference purposes here are a set of websites that I have been using in exploring…


Everquest Next

While I have been enjoying Guild Wars 2 a great deal as it works just so well for a casual player like myself with the dynamic events and fluid narrative exploration leveling. Ever since those first…


Adobe, MOOCS and Our Identity

Yesterday proved to be fascinating in a range of ways for me, lets see if I can pick out a few things from the notes I took on the Galaxy Note 8 and then sum up. Adobe Create Now Roadshow The…